• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

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  1. tvahsholtz

    Korean 31 day will not stop chiming

    Thanks to all who posted on this thread, much appreciated. I came across this same movement with the problem of the inner lever broken off.
  2. tvahsholtz

    Removing Hermle 341-20 from a Howard Miller case

    I've got one of these models on my workbench now. Thanks for your post - I wouldn't have guessed by default that the face is attached with double sided tape. One must get the face off first, then unscrew the movement that is attached from the back. Thanks again. T
  3. tvahsholtz

    Wooden plated movement, auction find, is it Black Forest?

    Thanks much, Chris. Good to know some of these clocks had the spring barrels. I thought maybe it had been modified. I paid $20 for it.
  4. tvahsholtz

    Wooden plated movement, auction find, is it Black Forest?

    Hello, I picked up this up at an auction last night and am trying to identify what I have here. Looks like it could be Black Forest, but it's got barrel mainsprings and all the other clocks I see similar have weights. Any input is appreciated! T
  5. tvahsholtz

    Please ID this Clock Herschede Blind Man Clock?

    Thanks Bruce, it does make sense, I think. The movement needs servicing anyway, so I was planning to just take pictures and disassemble. I have taken apart quite a few time and strike movements like the Ingraham, so hopefully I have a good basic knowledge for this one. The position of the...
  6. tvahsholtz

    Please ID this Clock Herschede Blind Man Clock?

    Took a bit, but here's a video of the Herschede trying to chime. I think the two racks are sticking together at times, causing the trouble.
  7. tvahsholtz

    Please ID this Clock Herschede Blind Man Clock?

    I do have the two racks, it's a little hard to see in the photo I provided, I guess. Plus, you're right, some soldering work has been done to the front one. It tries to chime each quarter hour, but something not right and I haven't disassembled it yet. Seems like a rare movement in that I...
  8. tvahsholtz

    Please ID this Clock Herschede Blind Man Clock?

    A couple more photos of the movement.
  9. tvahsholtz

    Please ID this Clock Herschede Blind Man Clock?

    Hello, I'm trying to run down some info on this Herschede mantel clock. Time and strike, a bim bam chime. I'm told it's a blind man clock, as it is supposed to chime every fifteen minutes; twice at 15 after, then four times at half past, six times at 45 after and on the hour. I see where the...
  10. tvahsholtz

    American Help Identifying this E N Welch Mantel Clock

    Much thanks for the response.
  11. tvahsholtz

    American Help Identifying this E N Welch Mantel Clock

    Hello all, I am looking for some clarification on this clock, as I am helping a clockmaker's widow sell some clocks in his estate. Specifically, is this a "Patti" movement? Would it have had an adjustable pendulum? I looked it up in the Welch clock book, and seemed to confirm what the...
  12. tvahsholtz

    Bulova Day / Date clock movement help?

    Thanks. I guess that's the logical place to start!
  13. tvahsholtz

    Bulova Day / Date clock movement help?

    Hello, I've got a cool vintage Bulova Day / Date battery operated clock with a French E3R movement. When I put the battery in, the magnets on the balance wheel move a little bit, but not enough to start the clock. The directions say to "move the clock back and forth" to get it started again...
  14. tvahsholtz

    An Ingraham Marbleite #11

    One of my newest acquisitions is this Ingraham Marbleite #11. It's sports a replacement bezel and dial, and somewhere lions head ornaments were added on the sides. It has a steel plated movement, so I bushed the entire movement. It's running very nicely now while I look for a bezel that...
  15. tvahsholtz

    Need help with Waterbury Faux Mercury Pendulum Mantel Clock

    Thanks much for the description and photos. Very helpful.
  16. tvahsholtz

    VWC Pocket Watch, help with dating it please?

    Thank you, Jerry, for the links to similar watches and the Vallon Watch company name. I am guessing this would date to 1910's or 20's then? Think I will have it cleaned up and serviced - even if it is a forgery of another watch of the times, it's still an old timepiece that is running. Thanks...
  17. tvahsholtz

    VWC Pocket Watch, help with dating it please?

    Hello! I found this pocket watch at the thrift store today. From what I can tell from other posts on this site, it is a VWC in a Tornado case. I also read where the logo is registered to approximately 1905 or so. I don't see a serial number on the movement. How would I go about dating this...
  18. tvahsholtz

    Seth Thomas Cottage Clock 1852

    My newest clock acquisition is this Seth Thomas Cottage Clock. Based on the terrific article in the newsletter archives on these clocks, I believe it is quite likely a first year run, dating to 1852. The dial and painted glass have thrown me off a bit, but based on the movement inside, the...

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